12 Percent - Parks and Protected Areas System Plan Consultation

Smugglers Cove Provincial Park




7.74 Ha




Designated; Operational 

Location N.S. Atlas:

76  Y 2

Managed As

Supporting Park

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Picturesque picnic park overlooking St. Marys Bay

Protection Values

No significant values identified

Education Values

Natural cave visible from beach; historical interest from Rum Running days; cultural heritage; French Acadians; limited opportunity to interpret Bay of Fundy and local history; interpretive panels

Tourism Values

Park is very accessible and is located in an area of many attractions; one of few public access points to Digby coastline; located on the Evangeline Trail

Outdoor Recreation Values

Picnicking, short walking trail, shoreline access, geocaching, Canada Day celebrations, Easter egg hunt

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Other Site Considerations

Mature softwood ecological restoration program to remove dead and dying trees in areas of public use may be required.

Susceptible to coastal processes (storm events with high tide surge or wind driven waves) that cause site erosion